February 2016   
A to Z Law in Oxnard Welcomes a New Associate: Andreas L. Booher
Attorney Andreas L. Booher is the newest attorney to join
A to Z Law, bringing extensive legal research experience to the firm. Andreas will focus on environmental law, water and land use.
Andreas earned his Juris Doctor in May 2015 from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and was admitted to the California Bar in December 2015. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Global & International Studies and Germanic Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2009.
While in law school, Andreas worked as a research assistant for the Content Creators Coalition in Los Angeles and also for two Loyola Law School professors, focusing on Supreme Court opinions for numerous law review submissions; researching and preparing materials for Technology & Privacy, Internet Law and Constitutional Law classes; and reviewing documents related to a Sierra Club case.
Andreas further conducted research on a broad range of legal issues for the Service Employees International Union, Local 721 in Los Angeles, including assessing pending arbitration matters and settlement offers for the union's members. Andreas also participated in the 2014 California State Bar Student Environmental Negotiations Competition and was an intern with the California Public Utilities Commission: 2014 Interconnection Data Management Summit. He was a member for all three years of law school of Loyola's Environmental Law Society.
As an undergraduate, Andreas was an Audubon Society Fellow and volunteer with the Coal Oil Point Preservation Project (2006-2009). He also conducted a six-month research project on environmental policies in post-reunification Germany and he conducted a three-month research project on a technology-driven clean-water initiative in Sudan.
In addition, Andreas was a legal assistant with the Law Offices of Robert B. Locke in Goleta, drafting estate planning documents including wills, health care directives, power of attorney, and deeds; and researching zoning and permitting issues related to real estate litigation.
A German native who has also lived in Belgium, Andreas' personal interests include building computers and websites, cycling, walking, hiking, woodworking, photography and cooking. He is fluent in German. 
Join in the Fun at the St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 12

The Ventura County St. Patrick's Day Parade will march down Main Street for the 28th time in downtown Ventura on Saturday, March 12. This year's theme is, "Celebrating 150 Years of Ventura History," commemorating the city's incorporation on April 2, 1866. The fun begins at 10 a.m.
The organizing committee has lined up an impressive lineup of Grand Marshals for the parade: descendants of some of Ventura's historic families. 

They are:
  • Julie Tumamait-Stenslie, a Chumash Elder representing the native people of the area
  • Members of the E.J. Harrison family, descendants of Lt. Juan Moraga, a member of the DeAnza party, which founded the San Buenaventura Mission in 1782
  • Descendants of Don Raymundo Olivas, who built Ventura County's only remaining Monterey-style adobe home from the Rancho era between 1847-49
  • Descendants of the Smith-Hobson families. William Dewey Hobson is called "The Father of Ventura County" for his efforts to form the county in 1873.
  • Descendants of E.P. Foster, who donated funds in 1921 for a building that originally housed both the public library and Ventura City Hall; and the Ventura County Fairgrounds.
Represented by Ventura Elks Lodge #1430, the parade will make its way down Main Street from the old Mission San Buenaventura, past the reviewing stand at Chestnut Street and on to the end of the parade route on Fir Street.
For more information, check out their Facebook page or visit www.venturastpatricksdayparade.com
Ventura Water is Now Offering a $75 Washing Machine Rebate
Start 2016 off right with a new, more water-and-energy efficient washing machine - and a $75 rebate from Ventura Water!
Now is a good time to replace your old washing machine with a high-efficiency model that uses less water and less energy. Visit the Ventura Water website for details, instructions and a list of washing machines that qualify.

Learn how you may also qualify for a washing machine rebate from Southern California Gas Co. 

Benefactors' Ball to Honor Physicians, Community Member

The Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation is holding its 43rd Benefactors' Ball on Saturday, April 16, with proceeds benefitting the new Community Memorial Hospital.
Three notable individuals will be recognized with the prestigious Cephas Bard Award, named after the founder of the first Community Memorial Hospital. Awardees to be recognized at this event are: CMH Physician - Dr. Thomas F. Golden, CMH Retired Physician - Dr. William L. Hart, and Community Member of the Year - Barbara Meister.
Festivities begin at 6 p.m. at O'Brien Hall at Old Mission San Buenaventura. Dinner is set for 6 p.m., with dancing and music at 7 p.m. The evening is black tie optional. The event gives people a chance to support community-based healthcare. The new Community Memorial Hospital will feature advanced medical technology, all private rooms and a considerably larger emergency department.
Visit www.benefactorsball.org for tickets or call 805-667-2881.
Carey & Hanna's Chris Sullivan
Now a Certified Financial Planner 

Chris Sullivan of Carey & Hanna Tax & Wealth Planners in Oxnard has earned Certified Financial Planner status from the CFP Board of Standards after passing the CFP exam in November. Sullivan, a Ventura native, has served as a financial para-planner for Carey & Hanna for four years. Earning CFP certification recognizes a standard of excellence for competent and ethical personal financial planning, and for Sullivan it means an expanded role in the firm.
A 2003 graduate of Buena High School, Sullivan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in business from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, in 2010 with an emphasis on entrepreneurship. In 2015 he earned curriculum certification status from the American College of Financial Services.
Carey & Hanna, founded in 1985, is located in the National University building near The Collection at 1000 Town Center Drive, Suite 200. The firm's practice areas are: Investment Management, Cash Flow & Debt Management, Family Risk Management, Retirement Planning, Education Planning, Legacy Planning, Business Planning, and Special Education Planning.
In 2014, Carey & Hanna was recognized by HD Vest at its Premier Advisors' Forum as one of HD Vest's 75 most successful advisors nationwide. Based in Dallas, HD Vest is a leading independent broker-dealer focused on wealth management solutions. Call 644-0697 or visit www.taxwealthplan.com.
Harrison Installs Storm Water
Treatment System to Capture 
and Clean Rainfall

Mike Harrison, engineering manager for Harrison Industries, shows off the new 6,000 gallon tanks in the new storm water treatment system.
Harrison Industries has installed an innovative new storm water treatment system at the company's Gold Coast Recycling & Transfer Station in Ventura. Taking over four years and more than $1.5 million to develop, the specialized treatment system represents an industry innovation that combines proven technology with strict storm water quality runoff regulations.
Designed in compliance with the Federal Clean Water Act, which makes it unlawful to discharge pollutants into navigable waters without a permit, the system collects storm water runoff at Harrison's 7.8-acre Gold Coast Recycling & Transfer Station  on Colt Street where trash-hauling trucks empty their loads before they are compacted into transfer trucks and taken to the Toland Road Landfill.
Thousands of tons of materials are brought to Gold Coast Recycling & Transfer Station each year from Harrison franchise clients - the cities of Ventura, Thousand Oaks, Camarillo, Ojai, Fillmore and Carpinteria, as well as unincorporated areas of Ventura County, Naval Base Ventura County and the Channel Islands Beach Community Services District. In addition, Gold Coast is a full-service facility for self-haulers that also serves as a buy-back center for recyclable materials (aluminum, glass, plastic bottles, paper products, etc.) as well as a free drop-off center for electronic waste (old computers, televisions, copy machines, etc.) and anti-freeze, batteries, oil and paint.
Using a customized collection, filtration and disinfectant system, rainwater that has come into contact with industrial activities at the Colt Street site is diverted into a series of filters and 6,000 gallon tanks where it is cleaned and disinfected. The fully automatic system, equipped with measuring devices, process alarms and remote access, removes pollutants before the treated water enters local storm drains and ultimately flows to the Santa Clara River.
Schedule a Free Tour of the VenturaWaterPure Demonstration Facility Through this Spring 

Learn how advanced water purification technology is part of Ventura Water's sustainable future by taking a free, in-depth tour of Ventura's new VenturaWaterPure Potable Reuse Demonstration Facility, offered through this spring
Tours are held every Saturday from 9-11 a.m. for up to 20 people per tour. Ventura Water also will accommodate private groups interested in weekday tours with advanced notice. This tour offers a great opportunity to learn about innovative potable reuse purification technologies.
Please sign up by visiting www.cityofventura.net/water/s
, or call (805) 677-4131.
VenturaWaterPure is a pilot project for the City of Ventura, which is investing in safe and sustainable ways to meet long-term water supply demands by expanding the use of recycled water. Ventura currently provides recycled water from the Ventura Water Reclamation Facility to two golf courses and landscape irrigation in the Ventura Harbor and Olivas Drive areas. Adding "potable reuse" purification technologies at the Ventura Water Reclamation Facility will extend Ventura's use of local water sources - a proven, drought-resistant, locally developed and reliable way to be smart about water reuse.
Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial with Channel Islands National Park
Throughout 2016, the National Park Service and Channel Islands National Park celebrate the park service's 100th anniversary by encouraging visitors to "Find Your Park." The National Park Service and National Park Foundation encourage everyone to visit one of the 407 national parks, including the Channel Islands, to learn how the park service's recreation, conservation and historic preservation programs positively impact our communities.

SAVE THE DATE: On the actual birthday of the National Park Service, August 25, 2016, the Ventura Port District will host a special party at Ventura Harbor Village featuring an outdoor screening of a new documentary, "West of the West: Tales from California's Channel Islands," which explores the islands' human history.

Every month during 2016, the Channel Islands National Park will host a free educational lecture at the Robert J. Lagomarsino Visitor Center at Ventura Harbor, 1901 Spinnaker Dr., as part of the annual "From Shore to Sea" lecture series. Topics will touch on recreation, history, science and more. Visit www.nps.gov/chis/planyourvisit/from-shore-to-sea.htm.

Channel Islands National Park also will be featured at a number of events at the Museum of Ventura County. They include a special event on Feb. 28 centered around Scott O'Dell's famous 1960 novel, "Island of the Blue Dolphins;"a 36th anniversary celebration for the Channel Islands National Park on March 6; and a "World Oceans Day" celebration on June 5. Each event will feature themed speakers and kids activities, and admission to the museum on those days will be free. "Junior Ranger Day" on April 16 and "Kids to Parks Day" on May 21 will feature events for children.

Visit the National Park Service's centennial website at
www.nps.gov/subjects/centennial/index.htm and the Channel Islands National Park's website at www.nps.gov/chis.
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Ventura Chamber Honors Gold Coast Recycling and Whisenhunt Communications on their 25th Anniversaries

The Ventura Chamber of Commerce honored Gold Coast Recycling & Transfer Station with a special quarter-century plaque at its 2016 Board Installation and Annual Meeting on Jan. 20 at the Pierpont Inn. The Chamber also honored Whisenhunt Communications for our 25th anniversary. Many thanks to the Chamber for the nod.

Whisenhunt Communications is honored to have been working on public relations matters with Harrison Industries for 25 years also. In December, the two companies celebrated our silver anniversary together at a dinner party that Stan Whisenhunt hosted at the Ventura Yacht Club.

Gold Coast celebrated its 25th anniversary in November as the state's first permitted recycling facility. Gold Coast was established in 1989 by a vote by California's Integrated Waste Management Board and opened for business in August 1990. Through the years, Harrison Industries' franchise clients have met the stringent mandates of Assembly Bill 939, the state law passed in 1989 requiring cities to reduce by half the amount of trash they send to landfills.

Having surpassed the 50 percent waste diversion goals of AB 939, Gold Coast, Harrison and Harrison's other strategic partner Agromin - which processes yard waste - are on a mission to meet the mandates of Assembly Bill 341, passed into law in 2011. Its goal is for the state to reach a 75 percent diversion rate by 2020. Harrison and its franchise clients are well on their way to reaching that goal.

Harrison's Nan Drake was also among those re-installed at the meeting to continue serving on the Ventura Chamber's Board of Directors. 
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Community Memorial Healthcare Foundation
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